Here are pics of the shoes and necklace close up (sorry, not trying to show any cleavage!)
Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
White Cami - AGX
Purple swing cardi - Dress Barn
Black pants - Target
Black pumps - Enzo, Macy's
Here's a detail shot of my sweater, this is way closer to the actual color of the sweater...I've tried all the settings on my camera, tried with all lights on, all lights off, standing here, standing there....I don't get it, but oh well!
Who watched The City last night? OMG...LOVE IT!! I love Whitney's clothes, shoes, hair, everything! They really made her step it up (I know it helps that she's "working" at DVF) with the clothing and shoe choices. I absolutely loved her outfit she wore when she met Jay for dinner the first night (I think?). What does everyone think about Jay? I'm not that into him...he's a Justin Bobby knock off, of course this is my first impression/opinion of him...we'll see. What about Olivia? She sure was asking tons of questions about Jay to Whitney! She's so freaking gorgeous though! UPDATE: I just read this on JA's blog....hmmmmm. I mean, I know it's not "real" but it's already that fake?
What are your NYE plans? The BF and I are going to din-din with friends for sushi and then to a bar over here that does not charge an outrageous amount of cover, and we can actually sit down, enjoy some cocktails and chit-chat! What will you wear? I still haven't decided, but need to do that soon!
Top: White cami -AGX
Blue tissue wrap top - Cabi
Bottom: Brown twill pants - Target
Shoes: Brown pointed toe boots - Zappos.com
Necklace: Gold long strand necklace that I looped 3 times - NYC Canal Street vendor
Saturday, Melissa and I made our way to JC Penney and ladies.....let me tell you that this place has some fabulous deals! I got 2 shawl cardis, a dress, 2 wrap cardis, and a necklace all for under $100! Melissa got some hot Nicole Miller heels for NYE for under $25! Most of their stuff was 60% off plus, we took advantage of a coupon. We met up with Hill and hit Macy's, Banana, NY and Co, and Ann Taylor Loft....all of us got some super deals that day...can't wait to wear them and post the pics! I have to say, I've put BR on the back burner and instead love it's cheaper sister, Old Navy. But, after seeing the great sale, I think BR and I will become fast friends! The same with Loft...they do have some great deals and I kind of counted them out, but I think I love them again.
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Some pics from the night...
Details: My boyfriend and I in front of one of the Christmas trees! I had on this cowl neck dress that I got a while ago, but for the life of me can't remember where I got it from! I know for sure it was from one of those hoochie stores b/c it was short (I have black tights and these black shoes on) and note to self (and a tip for anyone reading this) when you wear material that is so cheap, you need to wear a cami of like color underneath. I did have a slip on, so there was no issue with the bottom, but had a natural color bra on that showed through in pics...yikes! Oh well, next time I'll do better.
Great group of ladies....all the guys are taking turns with each camera.
Here's me, Melissa, and Hill
Some of the pics I took left much to be desired (especially after some drinks and food!), and it kind of became a little joke at how uncomfortable I look when taking a picture. It's true....I tense up, fake smile, look funny, etc. A friend's boyfriend told me I need to act more natural....I try, but it doesn't work! I need some lessons from a former Miss Photogenic or something. I don't always think some of the pictures I take really look like me, but oh well. I'm going to try to relax in pictures more.
There wasn't any mistletoe at the party this year, so boyfriend and I decided to make do with the tree. It's our "annual" picture...here are some from the past 2 Christmas parties...
Top Left: Christmas 2006
Lower Left: Christmas 2007
Top Right: Christmas 2008
Notice drink in hand for both 2006 and 2008, I'm sure the drink was in the other hand for 2007!
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Top: Purple metallic stripe long sleeve - NY and Co
Vneck dark purple sweater - Target
Bottom: Black trousers - Target
Shoes: Black heel boots - Hillard and Hanson
I just took these pants, that I've decided will be more of my casual black pants, to the alterations lady. Check out Trace's post on alterations, and let your opinion be heard. I'm the kind of girl who needs pants hemmed and taken in at the waist. My seamstress sews double darts to take the waist in and then really takes her time measuring and making sure the hem is just the way I like it. Another tip I didn't add in my comments on Trace's blog is that I try to wear the shoes (heels in my case) that I will most often be wearing when taking pants to get altered. If I don't know, I wear 2 1/2 inch heels because my shoes vary.
Monday, December 15, 2008
Sunday, December 7, 2008
01 Monday's Outfit
Top: Black and white cami - NY and Co (can't even see it)
Black shawl wrap sweater - H&M
Bottom: Tweedish pants - Forth and Towne
Shoes: Red patent heels - IM, Target
Accessories: Pearl and metallic necklace - Charming Charlie
02 Tuesday's Outfit
Top: Red s/s turtleneck - Target
Tweed jacket - Target
Bottom: Black pants - Forth and Towne
Accessories: Black leather gloves - Target
Shoes: Black pumps - Enzo
03 Wednesday's Outfit
Top: Tan cami - AGX
Chain link sleeveless - NY and Co
Black s/s cardi - Old Navy
Bottom: Herringbone trousers - Old Navy
Shoes: Black slingbacks - Colin Stuart, Victoria Secret (Love their shoes!)
05 Friday's Outfit
Top: Cream colored ruched shirt - NY and Co
Burgundy one button sweater - Target
Bottom: Army Green twill pants - Target
Shoes: Brown boots - Zappos.com
Necklace: Charming Charlie
I have no clue what's up with my post today....the formats wouldn't work for some reason...oh well....I'll try harder this week!
Thursday, December 4, 2008
So, why on day #1 of my self imposed spending ban does NY and Co tempt me with 50% off their tops? I really, really, really LOVE this top from NY and Co!
#1 I already have enough white shirts. I went through a phase during college when I literally had at least 15 white button down shirts! Some were long sleeve, short sleeve, 3/4 sleeve, sleeveless....you get the picture.
#2 I don't have a strapless bra. Honestly, I've never found a strapless bra to fit these 36D's! I mean, I've been to Victoria's Secret, JCPenney, Nordstrom's, Macy's, and they all tell me they can find me the perfect one....well, they haven't! I've purchased one from each of these places hoping it would be true, but the dang bra falls off or gaps or whatever. I thought maybe Intimacy (Susan Nethero's "The Bra Whisperer" baby) would be able to help. I loved the regular bra I purchased there, but the strapless one I kind of liked was like $140! I guess in the grand scheme of things, this would be a great purchase since I might be able to wear strapless or one shoulder garments, but Lord, that's a lot! I already purchased a regular bra for $90.
#3 I can't really wear it right now during this winter weather.
#4 I don't need it. boo.
Any ladies know where I can get a fab strapless bra that will stay on for my size?
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
By the way, if you read my post from yesterday, I forgot to mention something about the Britney "documentary". WHAT THE - was up with Madonna's face??? I mean, really. I just saw Madonna in concert a few weeks ago, and even though I wasn't all up in her face, she didn't look like that. I've seen pics of her "new face" online, but the MTV thing took the cake. I miss old Madonna.
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Things to think about: (fashion and non-fashion related)
* Did anyone watch the Britney "documentary" on MTV? I can't help it, I still love Brit Brit...she needs to get her act together so Justin will want her back...I mean, seriously!
* I think The City will be WAY better than The Hills. LC, Lo, and Audrina kind of get on my nerves....don't get me started on Speidi. Plus, I think NYC is just a better backdrop for a "reality" show that I'd be into.
* I did not participate in Black Friday shopping....I HATE the mall during the holidays. I will only go into the mall during my lunch break from now through January. When I do go to the mall, I only go to the store I have already decided upon....none of this walking around business. I can walk at work, at home, and on the treadmill.
* I did, however, participate in Cyber Monday shopping....at OldNavy.com. I love ON! So practical for Everyday Wear. I purchased pants, jeans, tops for 20% off, then free shipping and a GC to boot....only paid $83 for 2 or 3 (can't remember), 1 jean, 2 tops....all that for $83!!
**Did I mention how I haven't purchased any gifts and all my shopping was for myself? Yeah, I'm selfish like that!